Peel Regional Police said the boy was "in good health" when he was located with his 47-year-old mother outside the Toronto area in the region of Chatham-Kent, approximately 270 kilometres from Mississauga.
An Amber Alert was issued for the boy at around 5 p.m. The alert was later cancelled at around 7 p.m. after police said the boy and his mother were found safe near Chatham-Kent.
The pair had last been seen in the Cawthra Road and Atwater Avenue area between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Peel police said. The boy's school has confirmed he was picked up by his mother at the end of the day.
An Amber Alert requested by Peel Regional Police has been cancelled after a missing five-year-old boy and his mother were found safe in southwestern Ontario.
Police said the pair were last seen in the area of Cawthra Road and Atwater Avenue between 3 and 4 p.m. on Wednesday in Mississauga.
In an update posted on Twitter at around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, police said the pair were believed to be travelling by car and that there was information they were in the London area.
#PRP requesting assistance in locating 5-year-old Ethan Montes. He is believed to be in the company of his mother, 47-year-old Juliet Mohammed who is believed to be operating a 4 door 2003 Toyota Matrix, grey in colour with Ontario plate 379 WTM. If seen call 9-1-1. PR19-0150050 pic.twitter.com/BHkCI8eF6j
Peel police searching for missing five-year-old boy and his mother
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Police confirmed to Global News the pair were spotted by a resident at a KFC restaurant in Tilbury, about 20 minutes southwest of Chatham, after hearing details through the Amber Alert.
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